How To Freeze Cheesecake

 

Questions and Answers – How To Freeze Cheesecakes

 

Question:

I have decided to make baked cheesecakes as Christmas gifts, but I am wondering about freezing them so that I can make them early.  What is the best way to freeze them, and how long can they stay frozen?

 

Answers:

Yes – you can freeze cheesecakes.  I do it all the time – cheesecakes freeze incredibly well.

I have frozen them over a month and they were great!  This is the wonderful thing about cheesecakes, is that you can freeze them ahead and use later.  Freezing for more than a month is not recommended to retain the best quality.

 

Cool the cheesecake completely before freezing.


How To Freeze CheesecakeTo use bottom of springform pan
– Remove the outer rim (sides) of the springform pan, leaving the cheesecake sitting on the bottom of the pan.  I then wrap each cheesecake (with the bottom of the pan) with several layers of plastic wrap and then a layer over the outside with aluminum foil.

To use a cardboard bottom – After the cheesecake is completely cooled, use a knife to separate the cheesecake from the pan bottom.  Slide it onto a foil-wrapped piece of heavy cardboard.  Then wrap each cheesecake (with the bottom of the pan) with several layers of plastic wrap and then a layer over the outside with aluminum foil.

For a cheesecake with topping – such as fruit, always freeze cheesecake WITHOUT the topping and add the topping before serving.

Always thaw a cheesecake overnight in the refrigerator.  When partially thawed, transfer it from the cardboard or springform bottom to a serving plate.

 

 

Check out all of Linda’s tips and hints on baking cheesecakes:

Baking A Perfect Cheesecake
Baking Cheesecakes Ahead Of Time
Cracks in Cheesecake
Cutting Cheesecake
How To Freeze Cheesecakes
Traveling with Cheesecakes
Springform Pans

 


 

Question:

Do I freeze the cheesecake inside the spring form pan or do I take them out.  If so, how do I keep them from falling apart. – Craig Bentley (8/02/06)

 

Answers:

I remove the outer rim of the springform pan and leave the cheesecake sitting on the bottom of the pan.  Then wrap with several layers of plastic wrap.  They do not fall apart if you do this.  Also check out above on using a cardboard bottom.

 

 

 

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Comments and Reviews

20 Responses to “How To Freeze Cheesecake”

  1. Linda Linden

    Can I freeze cheese cake with sour cream topping?

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    • Linda Stradley

      I freeze cheesecakes all the time, but not with sour cream topping. For a cheesecake with topping – such as fruit or cream, always freeze cheesecake WITHOUT the topping and add the topping before serving.

      I have frozen them over a month and they were great! This is the wonderful thing about cheesecakes, is that you can freeze them ahead and use later. Freezing for more than a month is not recommended to retain the best quality.

      Reply
  2. Rose Thompson

    Would also like to know when is the best to cut the cake, before putting topping on or after
    this is when i would freeze cheesecake.

    Reply
    • Linda Stradley

      If you freeze your cheesecake, do not add the topping until you decide to defrost. After defrosting, then apply the topping before servings.

      Reply
  3. Mitchell

    Is it possible to freeze pre-cooked cheeze cake? Is there any taste / health issues? Thanks

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    • Linda Stradley

      I have frozen them over a month and they were great! This is the wonderful thing about cheesecakes, is that you can freeze them ahead and use later. Freezing for more than a month is not recommended to retain the best quality.

      Reply
  4. larraine

    Can i freeze a no bake baileys cheese cake that contains whipped cream thankyou.

    Reply
    • Linda Stradley

      Yes, I see no reason that you can not freeze an already prepared cheesecake containing whipped cream.

      Reply
  5. Wade

    Can you freeze cheesecakes if you use heavy cream in the ingredients instead of sour cream?

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  6. Wade Beames

    Can you freeze a baked cheesecake, if you use heavy cream in the ingredients?

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    • Linda Stradley

      Yes – Thaw a frozen cheesecake that contains heavy cream in the refrigerator rather than on the counter.

      Reply
  7. Jennie

    I want to make an.uncooked chocolate cheese cake for easter – ig I make it now can I freeze until I need it. Thanks

    Reply
    • Linda Stradley

      You need to first cook the cheeses and then let cool before freezing.

      Reply
  8. Monica Bauer

    I bought a cheesecake that was frozen and thawed. Can I re-freeze it?

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    • Linda Stradley

      I, personally, would not refreeze it. Refrigerate instead.

      Reply
  9. Ruth Haney

    Can I freeze a cheese coffee cake made with pound cake mix and cream cheese and egg fillling

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  10. Debbie

    I froze my cheesecake in a plastic cake carrier….very tight fitted…will it be ok.

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  11. Betsy Thompson

    I need to freeze a cheesecake for Thanksgiving but I need to travel with it on a 22 hour trip any suggestions on how to do this

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    • Linda Stradley

      I would pack it in a cooler with ice during the trip. I would probably leave the cheesecake in the springform pan you cooked it in. Wrap the cheesecake well to prevent any ice or water from touching the cheesecake. Check out my web page: How To Freeze Cheesecake.

      Reply

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